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    New mounts for my 93 Dodge dually.



  • #2
    Great

    Cannon,
    Looks like a real nice job that will out last the truck.

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    • #3
      I will be blastig the frame and putting dupacolor bedliner on it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cannon express View Post
        I will be blastig the frame and putting dupacolor bedliner on it.
        Are you sure you what to do that,? Ask around and you may fimd out that,s not allways best. What about epoxy paint for marine use.??

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        • #5
          Dont use bedliner

          use an automotive epoxy primer and color on the frame rails,Bedliner may not provide the right corrosion protection you need and because it is thick it may also trap water and make matters worse,The mounts are beauties.Mike

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          • #6
            hey nice pic.you can do blast on this forum...i am waiting of your blast...

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            • #7
              I want to see photos of the truck it self the hangers look good.

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              • #8
                Truck and donor

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                • #9
                  I'm sorry to have state this, but for there intended application, the pictured welds look to be inadequate in multiple ways.
                  Last edited by Danny; 08-08-2009, 05:52 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Danny View Post
                    I'm sorry to have state this, but for there intended application, the pictured welds look to be inadequate in multiple ways.

                    Really care to explain alittle more???????????????

                    thats a PRETTY BOLD statement.........

                    Railmen.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Railmen View Post
                      Really care to explain alittle more???????????????

                      thats a PRETTY BOLD statement.........

                      Railmen.
                      To me, the welds look to be on the cold side. They also seem undersized, and they also have quite a bit of inconsistency to them; which, could translate into lack of fusion issues along the length of the weld. In the mock up photo, I see some possible cold lapping along the toe of one of the fillet welds on the right side of the mount.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Danny View Post
                        To me, the welds look to be on the cold side. They also seem undersized, and they also have quite a bit of inconsistency to them; which, could translate into lack of fusion issues along the length of the weld. In the mock up photo, I see some possible cold lapping along the toe of one of the fillet welds on the right side of the mount.

                        Oh i get it...............

                        your one of those guys that think 3/16" plate needs 2" fillet welds. not sure on how to build something "OVERBUILD IT" that wins every time.

                        Sorry could not resist.

                        Railmen

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                        • #13
                          I agree with Danny on this one. I'm not trying to offend anyone but the welds do look cold and inconsistent! What welder was used?

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                          • #14
                            Ya its hard to keep on track when the family is at home. I took them to the shop were one of our certified welders will finish them with the big boy we have there. My 225g plus is in pices getting a new paint job and decals as we speek, I was tacking them and got carryed away wanted to see one done and painted sorry. Thanks for speeking up, If I hand not known any better and stuck them on the truck with the trailer and the 05 jeep and lost them I would have deserved that one.

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                            • #15
                              Easier/cheaper to use a takeoff set of front brackets from a junk D or W 250-350, drill frame accordingly, and flip shackle. Side benefit it that it looks almost stock because it uses OEM parts. The guys at RamCharger Central don't visit the junkyard too often I guess. My work rig is a '91 W250 so I'm no stranger to this mod.

                              As far as the welds, just finish the insides with 7018 and don't worry about it. The stock shackle isn't very strong when it's put in compression and will usually fold up before anything breaks. Stock shackle was designed to be in tension and is usually the weakest link in a shackle flip lift. EDIT: N/M looks like it's "done" judging by paint.

                              I know for a fact 91 CTD's use a smaller ID bushing size (and bolt) than 93 springs. I think they made the change in 91.5 or 92 model year. If you decide to try the OEM bracket trick, measure the bolt size. It's not the same for all first gens.
                              Last edited by MR.57; 08-11-2009, 11:41 PM.

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